Premier League betting – Stoke vs Liverpool
Stoke vs Liverpool betting preview
Stoke League Position: 15th League Form: LLLLW
Stokes form up until their midweek win over Birmingham had been extremely poor, losing their last 4 games prior to the fixture. However Stoke showed some fight and pulled off a late goal to seal the win. Stoke against the teams in the top half of the table has been strong this season, pulling of impressive victories over Aston Villa and Newcastle this season.
Stokes top scorer this season Kenwyne Jones looks like the Potters biggest threat in front of goal with 3 goals this season and is priced at 7/1 on Ladbrokes to score anytime in the game. Mathew Etherington could cause the Liverpool full backs some trouble, with Martin Kelly deputising for the unfit Glen Johnson he could be a good shout to score first at 20/1 on Ladbrokes.
Liverpool League Position: 9th League Form: LWWWD
Liverpool’s win over Chelsea looked set to end the torrid start to the season that they had endured so far, but the midweek draw against Wigan has brought them crashing back to earth. One thing is for sure though Fernando Torres is back. 3 goals in 2 games and 2 of them against rock solid Chelsea can only confirm that the real Fernando Torres is back. Odds of 4/1 for him to be the first Goalscorer look positively un-missable.
Liverpool though do struggle against teams like Stoke, who being at home will definitely set up to stifle the Liverpool efforts. Away from home though this season Liverpool have looked out of sorts, with performances such as the one against Wigan being a prime example of this. So this weekend’s fixture could be an interesting test to see if Liverpool can get back firing on all cylinders away from Anfield.
The game does look like it could be quite a close fixture, even with Liverpool’s turn in form a draw looks to be the likeliest outcome with maybe 1 goal deciding who gets the three points. With the best odds for this outcome at William Hill at 9/4.
Anytime Goalscorer Kenwyne Jones 7/1 Ladbrokes
First Goalscorer Mathew Etherington 20/1 Ladbrokes
First Goalscorer Fernando Torres 4/1 Paddy Power
By John Fernandez
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